In a case that only highlights the perils of letting schoolchildren carry disproportionately heavy schoolbags, a four-year-old child died on the outskirts of Mumbai after she fell from a building due to her large backpack.
A Mumbai Mirror report said that Sarika Singh was climbing up to her fourth floor home in suburban Nallasopara when the accident took place.
The report says that the nursery student was climbing the stairs, when she leaned out of the passageway on the fourth floor to look out and her heavy bag resulted in her tipping over.
She was taken to a local hospital and then shifted to a hospital in the city but couldn’t be saved. The police registered a case of accidental death in the case.